How To Make Your Makeup Last All Day!

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Sunday, 17th August 2014

Hello everyone!

India is hot as ever and it has been raining on and off. In this heat and muggy weather, our makeup just doesn’t wanna stay on our face. So, here are a few of my tips and tricks to extend the longevity of your hard working paint and to look fresh through out the day!

1. PRIMER

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The hoopla around priming is real. It gives your foundation something to stick to and as a result, your makeup stays on longer. It also fills in your pores and helps make your skin appear smoother. It is advisable to apply your primer and wait for a few minutes for it to settle, then continue with your foundation-concealer-compact.

2. FOUNDATION

If you have oily skin, you will benefit from using a powder foundation. If you have any other skin type and/or prefer liquids and creams, make sure they dry slightly more matte than others and claim to be long lasting. Stay away from words like “dewy”, “glowy”, “hydrating”, “moisturising” etc as foundations which have these qualities usually aren’t very long lasting. ( unless you have extremely dry skin and don’t sweat too much )

3. POWDER/COMPACT

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I cannot stress the importance of powder, especially so during this time of the year. Powder helps set your cream products into place like foundation, concealer, cream blush, cream highlight, cream contour etc. It helps you stay matte for longer and is great for touch ups!

4. EYE BROW WAX/GEL

If you’re like me and you like defining your brows then you may need a little extra help to keep them looking nice and bold throughout the day. Use an eyebrow wax before you fill them in with powder. For added longevity, you can use an eyebrow gel to hold them in place for the rest of the day ( or spray some strong hold hairspray onto a spooley/eye brow brush and comb it through your brows )

5. EYE SHADOW BASE

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An eye shadow base will go a long way in keep your eye shadows looking vibrant and in place throughout the day. You can use a proper eye shadow base or even cream shadows and set them with powders for extra bang. Eye shadow bases also give something to your powder shadows to stick to and help them appear more pigmented.

6. WATERPROOF MASCARA

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This is kind of an obvious one because nobody wants to end up with Panda eyes if they sweat or if it rains! I use waterproof mascaras throughout the year because they hold a curl longer. You also want to make sure that your eye liner is waterproof.

7. CREAM BLUSH

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Believe it or not, cream blushes stay on for a much longer amount of time than powders. Use them over foundation and before compact. If you want your blush to last longer, apply some powder blush on top and you’ll be rosy till the end of the night.

8. LIP PRODUCTS

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I happen to be biased towards matte lips the whole year round so especially during this time, gloss goes out of the window for me. I also like using lip stains as they stay on the lips and don’t feather out like glosses may ( even if it rains ).

9. MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY

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A makeup setting spray will instantly add hours to your makeup. Many companies make such sprays and they’re well worth the mention. This is usually the last step to my makeup before leaving the house.

I hope this was helpful!

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What’s In My May 2014 Fab Bag?

By Aishwarya Kaushal, Saturday, 7th June 2014

Hello everyone!

My Fab Bag arrived a long time ago! Around the 20th May. I was just busy and I didn’t get time to post my review. Anyway, better late than never!

The actual bag itself was not very pretty this time! The theme this month was “Summer Essentials”!

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Here is what I got in my bag this month :

1. Avene Cleanance Masque

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I am happy to receive this masque as I have oily skin, especially during the hot summer months! I have used it once and it does mattify slightly but not for a long time! The sample size is also generous and not one of those annoying 2 ml samples that do not even give you one full use!

2. Organic Surge Tropical Bergamot Body Scrub

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This is the full size product and I like body scrubs. However, it isn’t as abrasive as I would’ve liked it to be so I use it with bath gloves and it makes the skin very soft and smooth! 🙂

3. LA Splash Splash Proof Eyeshadow Base

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This is the product I am most excited by. I do not have oily eyelids but I am curious to find out if this increases the longevity of my eyeshadows! It feels kind of tacky on application so it must help powders to adhere to the skin better.

4. Bonus : MaxFactor Lasting Colour Collections Lipstick – English Rose

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This mini lipstick was such a let down. It is completely frosted and looks milky and uneven on the lips.They may as well have not included this in my bag! This is the second time I have received a frosted lipstick in my bag and I don’t wear frosted lipsticks. What a waste!

Here is what I got overall :

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This month was very so-so for me. The eyeshadow base was a winner. I am content with the face masque and body scrub. The lipstick was blah! My problem with fab bag remains that I want to receive more makeup items in my bag. I have my very own skincare routine that I have customized and built up over the years so I don’t like to mess with that. I wish they listened and sent out more makeup instead of bath products!

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How To Smell Amazing All Day! HERE

Huge Sarojini Nagar Haul! HERE

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What Is Your Acne Trying To Tell You? HERE

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